Guide

Apply for student finance

Last updated: 20 November 2017

After you've applied

Once you've applied for student funding, you can log in to your online account to check your application's progress.

You can't change your application once it's been submitted but if you have a change of circumstances contact SAAS.

If SAAS needs more information from you, it may delay your application.

Once your application has been processed

SAAS will:

  1. email you to let you know to check your online account
  2. send an 'award notice' to your online account

The award notice tells you how much funding you'll get and whether the funding will come from:

  • SAAS – for tuition fees, bursaries and grants
  • the Student Loans Company (SLC) – for student loans

Applications for a student loan

If you've applied for a student loan:

  1. SAAS send your loan information to the SLC, who pay you the loan
  2. the SLC set up your loan account and send you a payment schedule
  3. the SLC put the loan into your bank account in monthly payments – the first instalment is a double payment

Applications for bursaries or grants

If you've applied for any bursaries and/or grants:

  1. the award notice from SAAS will explain how much you'll get and when
  2. SAAS will put the bursary or grant into your account in monthly instalments – the first instalment is a double payment
Apply for student finance
After you've applied